Reducing Your Salt Intake May Help Your Autoimmune Disease

7 Mar

It’s been in the news for years.  Too much salt is bad for our health.  Most of us are in the habit of label-reading when we’re shopping for groceries.  We consciously reduce our salt intake when cooking at home.  We use salt substitutes or flavor-enhancers to give our food that zing and zip that once came from a generous sprinkle of salt.

For autoimmune disease patients, reducing our salt intake could make a difference in our autoimmune disease progression, symptoms, flares, and disease management.  Interested in learning more about the impact of salt in our diets?  Check out these resources:

High salt induces pathogenic Th17 cells and exacerbates autoimmune diseases, The Journal of Immunology, 2012, 188, 60.13
Copyright © 2012 by The American Association of Immunologists, Inc., Markus Kleinewietfeld,1,2Arndt Manzel,4Chuan Wu,5Jens Titze,4,6Vijay Kuchroo,5Ralf Linker,4Dominik Muller,3,4 and David Hafler1,2 (Retrieved from

Autoimmunity:  Rubbing salt in the wound, Nature (2013) doi:10.1038/nature11959. Published online 06 March 201. John J. O’Shea,& Russell G. Jones, Affiliations, Corresponding authors

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